The Thirteenth Chance

The Thirteenth Chance Baseball star Will Vandergriff knows any number of women who would happily pretend to be his girlfriend In a last ditch effort to restore his good standing with his team s higher ups he enlists the h

  • Title: The Thirteenth Chance
  • Author: Amy Matayo
  • ISBN: 9781531835187
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Baseball star Will Vandergriff knows any number of women who would happily pretend to be his girlfriend In a last ditch effort to restore his good standing with his team s higher ups, he enlists the help of his neurotic, goody goody neighbor Schoolteacher Olivia Pratt might be a bit quirky and a bit of a loner, but she s a lot inviting than she knows Will hopes thaBaseball star Will Vandergriff knows any number of women who would happily pretend to be his girlfriend In a last ditch effort to restore his good standing with his team s higher ups, he enlists the help of his neurotic, goody goody neighbor Schoolteacher Olivia Pratt might be a bit quirky and a bit of a loner, but she s a lot inviting than she knows Will hopes that bringing her to his next game might revamp his reckless reputation and help get his career back on track The only problem The plan works a little too well Not only do the higher ups love Olivia, but Will plays his best game yet Suddenly his losing streak is a thing of the past, and Olivia is his new good luck charm Will feels anything but lucky.After years of keeping the world at bay, Olivia Pratt is pulling off the ultimate performance not only reluctantly posing as Will s girlfriend but also insisting that she s oblivious to his major league appeal But she can only lie to herself for so long Being by Will s side feels good Really good Maybe it s finally time to make a pitch for everything she really wants and to find out just how exhilarating love can be.

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    1. Pero que bonito, tierno, romantico.Este libro es puros suspiros.Es divertido, con personajes un poco locos y demasiado melodramaticos haha todo en la forma correcta eh.Adoré a Olivia, su aberración al 13 con todo y el gato con correa. Adoré a Will con su pasión por el deporte que ama. Por sus gustos tan distintos a las mujeres locas que llevan a pasear gatos con correas.Me encantó su relación, simple, bonita, pausada. Puro amor. El libro es de esos que te dejan una sonrisa en la boca al te [...]

    2. This is exactly the type of book that I love--a clean, romantic comedy! I love it when the romance isn't easy and the characters have flaws and depth, making them easy to relate to and to likeor dislike. Olivia is an OCD school teacher who isn't afraid of being herself. And that right there is a big reason why sparks fly--she doesn't know how attractive, endearing, and quirky she really is. I laughed out loud at the antics involving her cat, Perry! Will is Olivia's annoying neighbor and is a big [...]

    3. 4.5This was a super cute opposites attract story! Olivia Pratt is OCD and proud of it. She likes things to be organize, clean and in her control. She loves her job as an elementary school teacher and of course her dear cat Perry. Will Vandergriff gets to play baseball for a living and if wasn't for his current loosing streak life would be just about perfect. Olivia was a fun character, it was nice to see her loosen up a little as the story progresses. She definitely has a certain way of doing th [...]

    4. My favorite thing about this book is how the author brought Olivia's character to life. Her fears, angst, and OCD tendencies are skillfully balanced with her compassion, sense of humor, and independence. She accepts herself as she is, and is unapologetic for her differences, even if they sometimes make her uncomfortable. Will is also a character who accepts himself, gigantic ego and all ;) I was impressed with the subtlety of the two sides of Will, the big shot persona who tells himself he has i [...]

    5. Me gustaron muuucho estos dos protagonistas. Olivia y Will fueron unos personajes muy frescos, nada perfectos sino reales y muy entrañables!! Me pareció muy cómico como interactuaban entre sí jajajaja y ademas hablan un poco de mi deporte favorito: El Béisbol!! :DPero creo que a ese final le faltó fue muy seco y muy flojo o por lo menos le faltó un epilogo o 2 en el que se supiera más de sus vidas, sino hubiera sido perfecto, es ese tipo de libro que me encanta.

    6. The Thirteenth Chance is a clean, contemporary romance filled with charming characters and snort-worthy hilarity! Olivia is one of the quirkiest and endearing heroines I've read in a very, VERY long time. And the instant she meets her neighborsparks. will. fly. These two are like watching a SNL skit. Great chemistry and fantastic dialogue (like always!), Amy Matayo has yet another winning book on her hands. If you need a feel-good read and don't mind a good gut-cramp from laughingen this is your [...]

    7. The Thirteenth Chance is hilarious! And swoony. And sweet. So… in short… it’s my kind of book!Olivia gives new meaning to the term “crazy cat lady”. I mean… describing her as neurotic doesn’t even really break the surface. She’s delightfully quirky though despite the fact that there are some sad reasons for her quirks, reasons that Matayo develops tactfully and in a way that gives Will a chance to really shine as a hero. That cat, though. Hysterical. I never thought I would say t [...]

    8. I saw this book on NetGalley and I knew I had to read it. Amy Matayo is an author I'm always on the lookout for and I was super excited to see this new book by her! I think I'm probably the last of my friends to write my review but I can tell you that there is a lot of love going around for this book, which makes me so happy.The characters in this book are fantastic. They are larger than life and literally fill up the pages. I felt like I knew them. I could visualize them so easily and hear the [...]

    9. The Thirteenth Chance is one of those stories that hooks you right from the beginning. Sexy, cocky baseball star versus a slightly neurotic but lovable school teacher. The match seems impossible, yet through Amy's remarkable dialogue, gut-wrenching banter and deprecating humor, you not only believe these characters, but you are immersed in their world. The emotional romance between them is stellar and shows the world that yes, there can be romance without smut. And a good, sexy romance at that. [...]

    10. I was pretty excited to grab this book and read it. My husband asked what the book I was reading currently was about. When I told him baseball, he laughed out loud and said you're reading about baseball. Here's the thing, I've always loved sports and played them when I was younger but after getting married and having kids, watching sports didn't quite happen like it used to. We lived on the coast with two young kids when my husband started his career. There wasn't too much to do in the rainy sea [...]

    11. A ver que digo de este libroPara pasar el rato y esas cosas pero no es de lo mejorcito que he leídoMe gustó mucho Will pero Olivia se me hizo insoportable. Sí, hija tienes trastorno obsesivo compulsivo pero dios de verdad lo tuyo ya es más allá de lo normal la historia se hizo leeeeenta muy lenta hasta que estos dos se juntaron y después el final fue demasiado repentino. En plan "no te perdonare jamás esto que me has hecho" y dos líneas más abajo estaban dándose el lote y se amaban por [...]

    12. Olivia grew up in the shadow of her older brother, overlooked her entire life. She is made to feel like she is invisible, that she'll never be good enough, that she's selfish. Is it any wonder that she has a few quirks? Or that she finds it hard to believe that her hot, annoying neighbor would have any interest in her at all?Will is a professional pitcher and has the reputation of being a player, a ladies man. When not so flattering accusations or laid on his doorstep, the higher ups demand that [...]

    13. Love the endingThis was a cute readd had me laughing. I really enjoyed the characters and the author really makes the story come to life. I absolutely loved the ending. So so cute.There was some language and sexual innuendo that I wish would have been left out.

    14. Aaaah, I love Amy Mateo's refreshing, clean romance novels. With great tension and banter, Olivia and Will draw you into their story and don't let you go until the last page. The Thirteenth Chance is a fun, yet tantalizing read.

    15. I honestly need to develop a different rating system for myself because it is so, so, hard to rate books! There is "good, great, and fantastic" on so many different levels and a simple, 5-star rating limits one's ability to compare one book with another, you know? But I digress I have read every book Amy Matayo has published, each one incredibly different from the others, and they've all scored a high rating, each for a different reason. The Thirteenth Chance was no exception. While incredibly h [...]

    16. This story is told from both points of view - Will, the professional baseball player who knows how to dodge commitment and can have any girl he wants; and Olivia, the elementary school teacher who has lived in the shadow of her baseball-playing older brother and doesn't want anything to do with the sport or anyone who plays it.Will and Olivia are next door neighbors who start out fake-dating to help his image. Olivia is OCD and a bit of a crazy cat lady, but she has no problem standing up to Wil [...]

    17. 4-4.5This was a fun, romantic comedy. I loved that it wasn't at all insta-loveere was physical attraction at first, but other than that they basically hated each other in the beginning. My kind of start to a book. :)Will and Olivia's was a fun story to read. I enjoyed watching them fall for each other, for Will to grow and get more depth as a person (he seemed pretty shallow at first; what you'd expect a typical pro-athlete to be like)but their story came to a satisfying end, even if it ended a [...]

    18. Wow! I am not sure if I can do justice on this review. I enjoyed this book cover to cover. The plot, characters and most of all Will's baseball team. I loved the odd couple romance and how you know you are reading a "romance novel" but also know you will be able to read it and not be embarrassed by the adult content. Amy did a great job giving this book romantic depth. I highly recommend The Thirteenth Chance.I received a Netgalley copy in exchange for my review.

    19. This is the second of Amy Matayo's books I have read and this is the second book of hers that I have LOVED. I was hooked from the first page and could not put it down. The characters felt real and I was roped into their stories and knowing how it was all going to end up. One of the most entertaining feel good reads I have picked up in a long time.I got a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

    20. celebrityreaders.wordpressFavorite Quotes:“You might think you’re cute and all, but baseball players aren’t my thing. Especially not you.” With those words, I’m looking at what used to be that skyrocketing ego lying in small chunks all around my feet. I consider stepping on them myself just to watch the way they flatten. It makes me think of pancakes, but suddenly I’m not at all hungry. “And what are you smiling at? Stop smiling at me.” Really, it’s unnerving, like he can see i [...]

    21. 3.5 starsAfter being blown away by The End of the World earlier this year, I was excited to dive into another Amy Matayo novel. While this one didn't quite live up to all the FEELS of that one (I'm not sure any story could, at this point), I was still very delighted with it! After reading these two books by her, I've decided that Ms. Matayo excels at changing up her writing. Which is a compliment! Her stories all seem so distinct, and to have the ability to write completely different things is p [...]

    22. From first reading the synopsis, I knew baseball was central to the theme, and I'm not really a sports fan -- I'm neutral. The good news? Reading this I discovered you don't have to know anything beyond "3 strikes and you're out", and the fact that fastball and curveball pitches are completely different. That's it. :)Olivia has walls. Walls she thought were for her own good, to protect herself, but are instead keeping her distant from others. Her wariness and slight superstition related to the n [...]

    23. Amy Matayo’s The Thirteenth Chance, could not be more perfectly timed. I am an autumn embracing, baseball-loving girl, so the World Series is definitely getting some air time in this household. You don’t have to be a baseball aficionado to enjoy this quirky love story, but you may find yourself with a hankering for Cracker Jack.I have not identified with a protagonist as much as I did with Olivia in ages! Let me first account for the similarities:Schoolteacher? Check.Introvert? Check.OCD ten [...]

    24. I love a dramatic good neighbour bad neighbour romance novel and this book ticks all the boxes for the right reasons. Will Vandergriff is an arrogant, self-assured baseball player who isn’t interested in settling down. His kooky neighbour Olivia is a goody two shoes with some crazy habits. He can’t help but notice her and be amused by her strange habits. Will finds himself needing Olivia to help up his game and as he gets to know her, the habits that once tickled him may just start to wiggle [...]

    25. This romance was a lot of fun to read. I have been home sick all day and this book was the perfect medicine. I loved the banter between the quirky cat loving beautiful heroine and the hunky egotistical baseball player. I found myself laughing out loud at times, and at others I felt heart strings tug for Olivia the heroine. This story is really my favorite kind of story to read. So, if you are in the mood to have a lighthearted fun romantic read, then this book is for you. (Now, for my sensitive [...]

    26. This was such a fun book! Amy's writing style makes it easy to feel like you know these characters and really care what happens with them. I loved her references to our current pop culture throughout the story to make it so relevant. The relationship between Olivia and Will was so fun to watch grow and I could not wait to see if they would end up together or not. I truly enjoyed each page of this book and was not ready for it to end. Fingers crossed for a follow-up so we can see how everyone is [...]

    27. Amy Matayo once again gives us a story to remember! I knew I was going to love it before I even cracked open the cover, and I was right. Doesn't hurt that it also happened to be about BASEBALL, only the best sport ever. And that sizzling romance between Olivia and Will. Oh yeah, that was pretty perfect. ;) Can't recommend enough!

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